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Yolandé Stander named as business reporter for <i>The Herald</i>
Award-winning journalist Yolandé Stander will aim to make industry news more accessible to the man in the street in her new role as business reporter for The Herald, which forms part of the Times Media stable.
In one of the most innovative moves the South African media industry will witness this year, Times Media has announced that as from Tuesday, 1 January 2013 it will be linking advertising rates to the core circulation of all of its titles.
Newspapers are still the most robust source of news, and this was clearly evident at this year’s Standard Bank Sikuvile Newspaper Journalism Awards: the calibre of the winners’ stories, photographs, designs and layouts was unsurpassed by other mediums, said the judges.
The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award finalists have been announced. The judging panel noted the high standard of the submissions and believed that the finalists chosen aptly underscored this year’s theme – perfect balance.

The Sunday Times has maintained and strengthened its position as South Africa's best-selling newspaper. Audited figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) for the period October-December 2011, reveal that the national circulation of the Sunday Times now stands at 462 895.
On Tuesday, 7 December, The Weekend Post, together with its sister newspapers, The Herald and The Daily Dispatch, will launch new e-editions. These will offer the full content found in the newspapers in an easy-to-use format.
As of 7 December, DispatchOnline, and The Herald Online, will introduce e-editions, which provide full newspaper content in an interactive and easy-to-use format, along with new features.
Nominations now open for 2010 <i>Avusa Media Annual Recruitment Awards</i>
Nominations for the inaugural Avusa Media Annual Recruitment Awards (AMARAs) are open from Thursday, 16 September 16.
The Weekend Post reports that Herald staff who walked away with the Online Award at the Eastern region Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards, for a report entitled ‘Schools of shame’, have pledged to donate their prize money of R7 500 to some of the schools featured in the article.

The Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards announced the winners for the Eastern region at an elegant cocktail function held at Protea Hotel Marine in Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday, 7 September. The Eastern region comprises the entire Eastern Cape Province.
Editors and major media met this weekend to discuss the latest proposal for a Media Appeals Tribunal as well as the Protection of Information Bill, and the negative consequences these would have on South Africa's media; freedom of speech; as well as on its democracy.
The Weekend Post reports that tabloid newspaper, Daily Voice, has been censured by the press ombudsman for not clearly stating that pictures it published of a man seemingly about to 'bite' a cat and 'slaughter' a dog, were staged.
Avusa Media appoints new editors for the Eastern Cape
Avusa Media has appointed new editors in the Eastern Cape. Jeremy McCabe, currently acting Editor-in-Chief of The Herald and Weekend Post, has been appointed Editor of the Saturday title, the Weekend Post. McCabe will also assume editorship of Avusa Media’s community newspapers in the Eastern Cape.
The Weekend Post reports that Nelson Mandela Bay property magnate, Ken Denton, has launched his own newspaper, CentralNews, in an attempt to put a positive spin on the criticism and negative publicity he receives.
Weekendpost.co.za reports that Eastern Cape journalist, Sam Mkokeli, has been appointed as Deputy Editor of The Herald and Weekend Post.
Weekend Post a popular local read
The Weekend Post reports that the paper remains one of the Eastern Cape’s favourite weekend reads with readership rising by 79.3% last year. The most recent AMPS release indicates that the paper’s readership reached 294 000 readers in 2009, in comparison with the 164 000 recorded in 2008.
The AMPS 2009AB release reveals latest audience trends
By Desi Tzoneva On Monday, 29 March, the South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) released the AMPS 2009AB figures. The fieldwork period incorporated data from January to December 2009 and used CAPI methodology. The sample size was 25 170.
Media and publishing group Avusa has reported diluted headline earnings of 239c a share for the year to end-March – indicating a 29% increase on the 185c a share reported the year before.

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